Is Your Shoreline Basement Wet? Foundation Issues? Concrete Cracks?
We do adjustments on all sorts of building concerns, such as settling cement slabs, wet basements and cracked foundations.
If you think you might have issues in one of these things, phone us and let’s discuss it.
Once we investigate your situation, we will provide a strategy on how to get it corrected.
How Do I Know For Sure I Have a Problem?
In some cases, a Lake Forest Park property owner is aware right away there is a structure problem.
They can see the indications. It’s obvious. But in other situations, it’s not easy to see the symptoms.
While most troubles develop at homes that have been around for a while, trouble may turn up at just about all types of properties, from old to fairly new and from starter houses to high-end homes.
Common Warnings That May Suggest You Have a Problem:
• Substantial crack in a cement foundation or basement floor
• Windows or doors stick to their frames when you open or close them
• Rain water gets in your crawlspace or basement
• Gaps around exterior doors or a garage door and frame
• Irregular or sloping interior floors
• Vertical cracks in drywall between the door frame and the ceiling
• Visible separation between exterior walls or your chimney and a wall
• Pooling of water close to your home after a rain
• Gaps between a wall and the ceiling
• Gaps between a wall and the floor
• Basement is damp, humid or has a musty smell
• Cracking exterior or interior brick walls or mortar
• Separated wood molding, usually door or crown molding
• Floors are weak, warped or pitched
• Cracking solid surface exterior or interior walls
This Looks Like a Hard Problem to Correct?
Major home structural situations, such as raising a large house, is a large undertaking, but these jobs are doable.
These jobs get done. You just have to find the right company to accomplish it for you.
Certainly, these types of house repairs take a top foundation repair contractor and staff, using the right gear and tools, to fix a sunken home structure, complete a building leveling process or another serious structure issue.
Waterproofing a Basement in Shoreline WA
If you are getting water in your basement every once in a while, we can discover why it is happening and how to prevent it from happening again.
The proper solution for your wet basement might entail doing some waterproofing duties in your basement, working on the grading and landscape outside your property, or maybe a combination of the two. We might be able to fix your situation without the need for access to your basement walls at all.
Shoreline Concrete Mudjacking Services
If a patch of your concrete pathway, courtyard or driveway has sunk below where it once was, we will repair that too. We make use of a operation called mudjacking (also referred to as slabjacking).
Mudjacking is when we forcefully shoot a thick mixture under the submerged concrete slab. Once this substance amasses below the slab, it hardens and pushes it to rise up to the height you wish it to be.
Concrete slab lifting enhances the appearance of low walkway sections by making them all the same height again. This also stops trips and falls.
How Come We Have This Problem?
Well, one of the big factors is because of the properties of our soil. The ground that lies underneath our houses changes occasionally. It shifts and moves.
The ground will expand as it gets exposed to moisture and changes in temperature. This prolonged swelling and shrinkage of the soil our homes rest on can put great pressure on all kinds of houses.
So you might not be able to influence the weather or the soil composition here where King County meets Snohomish County, but there are some aspects you can manage.
First, your lot ought to be graded to keep rain water away from your house. Next, you want a good rain gutter system to stop the rain that falls on your home from gathering around it.
An additional big factor in deciding impending foundation challenges is the composition of the dirt the house is situated on. There are specific varieties of soil which keep more moisture than other soil types do. In most of the far North Seattle suburbs, including Lake Forest Park, we are somewhat fortunate, most of our soil consistency is considered as only mildly absorbent.
One other possible cause of complications may be having a big tree near your house. A big tree can create concerns when its roots stretch under the house and puts pressure on pipes and maybe even the slab your structure rests on.
As time goes by, different stress points on your house may ultimately develop a smallish cracking or two to take place.
And a slight crack can lead to a bigger split. Substantial splits will allow in moisture and it only becomes worse from there.
Can I Start This Later?
If you believe your Western Washington house is going through something like this, make sure you get it looked over.
And if there is a problem, maybe you should have it fixed. This may not be something you should put off for long.
You may merely hope home structure issue simply disappears without doing anything, but it won’t. It will not get better over time.
Little cracks mature to become bigger cracks. A smaller problem is only going to get worse.
Water that seeps into a basement may cause concerns in time including mold. A mold problem isn’t good. And it doesn’t ever improve on its own. It only gets worse.
In case you are thinking about trying to sell your home, remember, it’s a rare home buyer who wants to make a strong bid on a property which has a foundation issue or shows warning signs of moisture previously down in the basement.
And, if you are planning to sell your home, it’s your obligation to let a potential buyer know about any problems with your house.
Don’t worry and believe that your problem will be too complicated to repair. Try not to worry that it’s going to cost a lot.
An experienced contractor and work crew can rectify almost any trouble you have. And the charge could be less than what you were thinking.
Why Choose Us
In regards to picking which company or contractor to call first, you have a few possibilities. Our hometown crews have the experience to manage dependable structure inspections in north Seattle and you will be pleased about the work we do.
Where in Washington Do We Work?
Our service area includes the Shoreline and Lake Forest Park neighborhoods and the zip codes of 98155, 98117 and 98133.
Let’s Talk Services
Call Us Today: 206-539-1117
A Contractor Near Me in Shoreline?
We work all over the far north Seattle suburbs, this includes properties in and around Lake Forest Park and the 98177, 98155 and 98133 zip codes.
Give us a call.
Foundation Solvers 1715 NW 58th St Seattle, WA 98107 206-539-1117
Call Us Today: 206-539-1117